Why Choose BREEAM?

April 20th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Up until the last few years, there have been few options for Class B and C buildings to cost-effectively benchmark and certify buildings using available green building rating systems. Since then, quite a few new programs have entered the American green building market. BREEAM is one of those programs. However, BREEAM is not [...]

How BREEAM Produces Comprehensive Benchmarking in Record Time

April 1st, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Benchmarking existing buildings can be complex, especially in today’s marketplace with more and more options becoming available. It is hard to decide between a free energy standard or something with depth and a higher price point. Some programs may involve a long-term contract and results that take months to report. Long-term contracts do [...]

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The Sustainable Value of BREEAM

March 21st, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles When BREEAM was first created in 1990 it was developed as a way to build sustainable new construction. It worked so well, all other green building rating systems were modeled on the original BREEAM system. Yet new construction is just a tiny percentage of the entire built environment, and every newly constructed building [...]

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Why the Research Behind BREEAM Works

March 15th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles BREEAM, the original green building rating system, was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990. First established in 1921, BRE is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary building science center carrying out its mission to improve the built environment. BRE leverages cutting-edge research to develop a range of services and standards used around the [...]

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The Science Behind BREEAM

March 8th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Lately new building rating systems seem to be coming out every other day. New buzzwords like “Health & Well-being,” “Fit-this and Fit-that,” or “a digital transformation” are popping up when talking about the green building movement. New rating systems in the marketplace can be great for motivating buildings to [...]

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